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June 16-19, 2003
1211 N. West Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show

2003 FEW Agenda (updated June 16, 2003)
Monday, June 16, 2003
8:00 AM Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Special Pre-Workshop Seminar: Ethanol 101 -
Points to Consider when Building an Ethanol Plant

Back by popular demand! A Pre-Workshop Seminar will be held on Monday, June 16, for those interested in learning the basics of ethanol production, the ins and outs of ethanol plant operations and important factors for building an ethanol plant. The seminar includes a copy of the new 4th Edition of the Ethanol Plant Development Handbook, seminar materials, continental breakfast, lunch and guided ethanol plant tour of Dakota Ethanol, LLC, Wentworth, South Dakota. Please sign up early as space is limited and fills fast. This seminar is open to Conference registrants only. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after June 5th.
Fee: $195.00

Full Ethanol 101 Seminar agenda here
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Special Pre-Workshop Seminar: Biodiesel 101
New for 2003! A Pre-Workshop Seminar will be held on Monday, June 16th. This introductory workshop will start with the basics but will include enough up-to-date information to interest those with a technical background. The workshop will cover biodiesel markets and benefits, production technologies, quality control, engine and fuel injection issues, distribution and storage issues, experiences of fleet operators and fuel users, tips on organizing a biodiesel project, updates on state and federal incentives, and a look at future industry developments. The seminar fee includes seminar materials and lunch. Please sign up early as space is limited and fills fast. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after June 5th.
Fee: $195.00

Full Biodiesel 101 Seminar agenda here
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ethanol Plant Tour
Dakota Ethanol, LLC, Wentworth, South Dakota.

Space is limited, register early!
6:00 - 8:00 PM Welcoming Reception and Grand Opening of the Trade Show
Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open the industry’s largest tradeshow! Visit with over 150 companies who will be sharing their latest and greatest products, services, technology, and expertise.
8:00 - 11:00 PM Fuel Ethanol Workshop Hospitality Suite
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
7:00 AM Registration Desk Open
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Trade Show
From the leading companies in the industry, learn how to improve ethanol yields, reduce production costs, and run a more efficient plant.
8:30 - 8:35 AM Welcome and Introduction
Mike Bryan, President, BBI International, Conference Host
8:35 - 8:45 AM Welcome to Sioux Falls
The Honorable Dave Munson, Mayor of Sioux Falls
8:45 - 9:30 AM Industry Update: Ag Day Network’s “Weekend Marketplace” with Host, Al Pell
Al Pell will interview industry leaders on the impacts and opportunities of the ethanol industry in agriculture, energy security, economy and
the environment. This segment will be taped for broadcast on Ag Day Network’s “Weekend Marketplace” morning television program.

  • Bob Dinneen, President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Glenn English, CEO, National Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Jeff Kistner, Business Development, Co-Bank
9:30 - 9:45 AM Keynote Address
The Honorable Tom Daschle, U.S. Senate (D-South Dakota)
via Satellite from Washington, D.C.
9:45 - 10:00 AM Conference Theme: “Strategically Planning the Ethanol Plant of the Future”
Mike Bryan, President, BBI International, Conference Host
10:00 - 10:10 AM Distinguished Service Award
The hard work and dedication demonstrated by many people over the years has been a critical element in the growth of the ethanol industry. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has played a significant role in helping the ethanol industry mature and increasing efficiencies during the past 20 years.
10:10 - 10:20 AM Sponsor and Industry Partner Recognition
Special thanks will be given to the many organizations and companies who have helped make this a successful and meaningful event!
10:20 - 11:30 AM Biorefining: Concepts and Opportunities
A new era for the ethanol industry is emerging. Panelists will share concepts for the “Ethanol Plant of the Future” through biorefining, integration of new technologies, and new products.

Chair: Kelly Ibsen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Renewable Energy Park (corn) - Mark Yancey, BBI International
  • Utilizing Sugar Cane to Develop a Diverse Ethanol and Bioproducts Industry in the Low Desert in Southern California - Paul Sebesta, University of California, Desert Research Center
  • Future Innovations in Fuel Alcohol…the Road to the Ethanol Plant of the Future – Greg Crabb and Eric Allain, Novozymes North America, Inc.
  • Ethanol Market Opportunities Beyond Gasoline – Ted Aulich, Energy and Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch in Trade Show
Visit exhibitors and sign up for the many prize drawings that will be given away during the tradeshow.
1:00 - 2:15 PM Breakout Technical Workshops: Concurrent Sessions
Tradeshow will remain open during the breakout sessions.


BO Topic: International Outlook and Opportunities
Chair: Mike Knauf, Genencor International
  • India: SMART Distillery – Pramod Chaudhari, Praj Industries
  • Trends of Ethanol as a Biofuel in Sweden - Kenneth Werling, Agroetanol AB


BO Topic: Environmental and Air Quality Requirements for Ethanol Production
Chair: Samantha Evans, Abengoa Bioenergy

  • New Minnesota Model for Testing Emissions from Ethanol Plants – Sarah Dauk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
  • Emission Requirements in Regions 5, 7, 8 – Mike Comodeca, Spencer, Fane, Britt & Brown
  • Revised New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Regulations- Jim Tangeman, Ecology & Environment Inc.


BO Topic: Risk Management
Chair: Raymond Defenbaugh, Big River Resources LLC

  • Energy Purchasing – Bill Bathe, U.S. Energy Services
  • Commodity Risk in Ethanol – Peter Nessler, FCStone
  • Safety and Insurance – Con Elfes, The Hays Group


BO Topic: New Hybrid Corn: Comparison and Evaluation of Ethanol Yields, Cooking and By-Products
Chair: Dee Vaughan, Vaughan Farms Inc. and President-Elect, National Corn Growers Association

  • High Fermentable Corn – Scott Mowery, Corn Plus
  • Benefits of High Fermentable Corn for Ethanol Production – Brad Krohn, Monsanto
  • The Contribution of Corn Genetics to Ethanol Production by the Dry-Grind Process – Douglas Haefele, Pioneer, A DuPont Company
  • Can Corn Growers Pre-Select Dry-Mill Ethanol Corn? – Gary Wietgrefe, Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
2:15 - 2:30 PM Break for Room Change
2:30 - 4:00 PM Breakout Technical Workshops: Concurrent Sessions

BO Topic: New Production Technologies
Chair: Paul Grabowski, Office of Biomass Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Increasing Yields and Plant Efficiency – An Academic View – Mike Ingledew, University of Saskachewan
  • Engineered Organisms for Pectin-Rich Biomass Conversions – Joy Doran Peterson, University of Georgia
  • Feasibility of Converting Pulp and Paper Mill to Ethanol - Brian Duff, BBI International


BO Topic: Solutions: Fermentation, Distillation, Storage and Load
Chair: Donald Erbach, USDA - Agriculture Research Service

  • Thermal Oxidation for the Ethanol Industry – W.N. (Bill) Scott, Primenergy LLC
  • Loading Terminal Vapor Control – Sam Wiley, MRW Technologies, Inc.
  • Closed-Loop Drying System with Integrated Thermal Oxidation - Dominique Kuehner, SWISS COMBI


BO Topic: New Equipment and Technology
Chair: Greg Heuer, Consultant

  • The Use of Flouresence Technology to Monitor and Control Chemical Scale Inhibitors in R.O. Membrane Systems – Joe Mazur, Ondeo Nalco
  • Selecting & Maintaining Compact Heat Transfer Solutions for the Ethanol Industry – Sheldon Young and Mark Sloan, Alfa Laval, Inc.
  • It's a BREEZE! Using HPLC in Ethanol Analysis - Don Trinite and Barbara Chinnock, Waters Corporation


BO Topic: Emerging Technologies for Dry Grind Ethanol Processes
Chair: Mike Tumbleson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Nutrient Recovery from Dry Grind Corn Processing - Kent Rausch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Characterization of Dry Grind Corn Process Streams - Ron Belyea, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Emerging Environmental Issues within the Ethanol Industry - Tom Clevenger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Fermentation Characteristics of Mash with Germ and Pericarp Fiber Removal - Vijay Singh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4:00 - 5:30 PM Light Reception in the Trade Show
Vote for the best exhibit in the tradeshow! Vendors will be looking their best to win the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop Best Booth Award.
6:00 - 9:00 PM Special Dinner & Entertainment Event: 100th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles at J&L Harley-Davidson. Be sure to wear your leathers for a chance to win the best-dressed biker award. Bring your Harley and get ready for some Corn-Fed Hog fun!
9:00 - 11:00 PM Fuel Ethanol Workshop Hospitality Suite
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
7:00 AM Registration Desk Open
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Trade Show
8:30 - 8:45 AM Opening Remarks and 2003 FEW Scholarship Fund
8:45 - 10:00 AM World Outlook for Fuel Ethanol Production and Use
Chair: Angela Graf, BBI International
  • European Outlook for Ethanol Production and Use - Klaus Holger-Dunker, Nordzucker AG
  • Canada - Dave Tupper, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
  • Fuel Ethanol Programs in Central America - Alvaro Martinez, Compania Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A.
  • Worldwide Developments in Ethanol: Technology & Production - Pearse Lyons, Alltech, Inc.
10:00 - 11:00 AM Refreshments in the Trade Show
Last hours of the tradeshow! Trade Show will remain open until 12:00 noon.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Breakout Technical Workshops: Concurrent Sessions

BO Topic: Feedstocks for Ethanol Production and Coproducts: Starch, Sugar-Based and Cellulosic
Chair: Bill Cruickshank, Natural Resources Canada

Panelists will discuss opportunities for production of ethanol and other ethanol and coproducts from a wide array of sources including
distillers dried grains, sorghum, cellulosic materials, and wheat.
  • Cellulose Ethanol – Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Genencor International
  • Grain Sorghum – Not Just Another Starch Source – Tim Snyder, National Grain Sorghum Producers
  • More Miles Per Bushel: Converting WDG to Ethanol and High-Protein Animal Feed – Nick Nagle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


BO Topic: Case Studies in the Ethanol Industry: Production, Operations, Technology
Chair: Danny Allison, Abengoa Bioenergy
Vendors, consultants, and technology providers often partner with an ethanol producer to “prove” a concept, new application, and/or a new technology. Case studies will be discussed to better understand this process.

  • Design of Experiment: "Control Strategies for Conducting Plant Trials" - Catherine Penzes, Novozymes
  • Type 5870 Flushless Cartridge Seal Case Study – Tom Borrino, John Crane Inc.


BO Topic: Education and Training: Resources and Approach
Chair: Greg Hayes, Cargill Ethanol
Developing and maintaining an educated staff has always been challenging, along with steep learning curves. With today’s high tech operations, an educated team is foremost. Paneled resources will explore some workable approaches to get your facility embedded with a top-notch workforce.

  • Biotechnology Program - David Bringham, Indian Hills Community College
  • Hands-on Training and More - Cheri Duxbury, ICM Training School
  • Process Plant Technology – Duane Carrow, Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • Training and Educational Roles of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant - Rodney Bothast, Illinois Pilot Plant Project


BO Topic: Ethanol Issues in California – California Fuel Specifications: Satisfying CARB (California Air Resources Board)
Chair: Larry Schafer, Renewable Fuels Association

  • Renewable Fuels Association Technical Committee - Bob Reynolds, Downstream Alternatives Inc.
  • Discussion of CARB Criteria and Expectations – Chuck Corr, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Fuel Ethanol Quality Control & Quality Assurance – Kelly Davis, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

Afternoon Activities (optional):
Please see Fuel Ethanol Workshop brochure, Special Activities section for details. Advance sign-up is required for organized afternoon activities. Please check in at the Conference Registration Desk to see if space is still available for any of these events.

  • 12:30 p.m. – Annual FEW Golf Tournament
  • 1:00 p.m. – Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center Tour
  • 1:00 p.m. – Trolley Tour of Sioux Falls
  • 2:00 p.m. – Harley-Davidson Motorbike Ride
8:00 - 11:00 PM Fuel Ethanol Workshop Hospitality Suite
Thursday, June 19, 2003
7:00 AM Registration Desk Open
8:00 - 9:00 AM Hot Breakfast Buffet
9:00 - 9:15 AM Opening Remarks and Explanation of the Morning’s Events
9:15 - 10:15 AM “The Family Fuel” Game Show
Remember the old game show, The Family Feud? With use of strategic planning tools, provided by NPPD (Nebraska Public Power District), an interactive, educational, and fun version of this popular game show will debut. Two great teams, a Team of Ethanol Producers and a Team of Design/Build Firms, compete in our own “Family Fuel” game show, tapping their knowledge and experience in our quest to define the ethanol plant of the future. Attendees take part in work groups that vote “live” on the most important answers to five critical questions.
10:15 - 11:45 AM Industry Roundtable: Forum of Futuristic Thinkers
The forum, comprised of people very involved in the industry, will respond to the issues raised by the morning’s discussions and game show results. The objective will be to suggest resolutions and recommendations to further the growth of the industry. The priorities that are identified will be further examined and researched in future issues of Ethanol Producer Magazine throughout the coming year.
12:00 PM Conference Adjournment
12:30 - 5:00 PM Ethanol Plant Tour
Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC, Watertown, South Dakota

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